A couple involved in a rollover accident in New Taipei City declined further treatment after receiving first aid at the scene of the crash October 1, despite the female passenger being thrown out of the passenger side window at high speed.
The 30-year-old unlicensed driver, named Guo was driving his 25-year-old wife, named Lai, to work at around 7:00 am when he lost control of his vehicle on Jingwenshan Road in Shenkeng District.
Video footage of the accident shows Guo’s left front wheel hitting the center traffic island before sliding sideways into parked cars, then spinning and flipping over onto it’s roof.
Ms Lai is seen being ejected from the passenger side window, and thrown head-first against a wire fence.
Fortunately, Ms Lai was not seriously injured in the incident, and her uninjured husband quickly came to her assistance.
Fire Department paramedics treated the couple for minor bruises and abrasions, but they both declined being taken to the hospital.
Guo admitted to police that he was operating his smartphone at the time of the crash. Guo was tested and found not affected by alcohol. Police issued fines for using a mobile phone while driving, and driving without a license.
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